UPDATE: Thurs 12:29 PM, Jan. 30, 2014
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is promoting his ideas for economic growth in a speech to workers at a General Electric plant in Waukesha.
Focusing on themes from his State of the Union address earlier this week, Obama talked about training workers for in-demand jobs, something for which he said the GE plant has had success with its regional training program.
Obama earlier toured the gas engines plant, took off his suit coat and put on safety glasses as he was briefed by two GE workers on an engine part.
The visit comes as Obama's approval rating in Wisconsin has sunk to its lowest level in two years. A poll released this week said his approval rating among Wisconsin voters is 44 percent, down from 49 percent in October.
ORIGINAL STORY: Mon 5:31 PM, Jan. 27, 2014
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to spend the night in Milwaukee on Wednesday and then tour General Electric's gas engine facility in Waukesha on Thursday.
The visit is part of a four-state tour the president is making following his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
The White House released details of his Wisconsin stop on Monday. His comments at the GE plant are to focus on the economy but are closed to the public.
Obama also plans stops in Maryland and the Pittsburgh area Wednesday and the Nashville area Thursday.
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